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the a first-time winner and a >> ama: the new exploratorium on the embarcadero opens to the public on wednesday and it's chock-full of gadgets. abc7 news is a partner of the new exploratorium it's three times its previous home. there are exhibits to enjoy and old classics. >> an opportunity to try things on a larger scale. >> you were cramped in the old mace? >> we outgrew it about ten years ago. >> science is everywhere. in our mind, in our own backyard. >> the move cost $300 million. but city officials say it is worth it to bring such a jewel to the public. >> coming up at 6:30, we have "more to explore," the making of the exploratorium. dan asher will be hosting the half hour special. >>> a volcano is spewing ash into the sky over central mexico. mexico's -- okay. i have been practicing this -- the volcano -- is getting active again and it is making nearby residents very nervous. the volcano is in the state of puebla, which is east of mexico city. >> a startling new discovery. sea ice in the arctic is disappearing faster than scientists predicted and could be gone by mid-century
to keep from the kings from leaving town. >>> and the exploratorium coming up next. captioning by vitac, underwritten by fireman's fund >>> good evening. i'm joshua johnson of kqed news. welcome to "this week in northern california." governor brown is continuing the trade mission in china this weekend. he signed agreements between trade between china than california and help one of the polluting nations to improve air quality. he signed for a major development near jack london square. he promoted high speed rail. today, the governor presided over the reopening of california's trade and investment office in shanghai after ten years of it being closed. i spoke with john myers, political editor for kxtv news 10. john myers, welcome. >> good to be with you, joshua. >> how is governor brown doing so far? is he accomplishing the goals he set out to accomplish? >> i think so. jerry brown really had two goals, i would say, on this trade mission here to china. we're in shanghai. we're in the second of the city he is visiting. long term. he wants a long-term relationship with china. more economic
. the exploratorium let's kids get hands on experience. here is the latest from the pbs news hour. >> it has glorious views of san francisco bay and 150 new exhibits designed to entice kids and parents into a love of science. among that is a statue of frank oppenheimer. founder in 1969 and brother of jay robert oppenheimer who engineered the atomic bomb. the exploratorium is a place for visitors to interact with the exhibit. with the old quarters, you could touch everything. get your hands dirty and experience scientific phenomena firsthand. >> 12 years. i love this exploratorium. you can experiment. tinker with everything. that's why it is great. >> these exhibits and aura around them inspired other centers around the world. more than 600. the exploratorium tested the theory that hands on is the best way to teach and learn science. especially in a time when science and technology are sought after national commodities. one of the greatest things you can do is watch visitors and how they laugh and smile and enjoy interacting with the exhibits we created. paul daugherty translated his knowledge of phys
francisco. and kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington is live at the exploratorium with the opening day's festivities. are there big crowds? >> reporter: yeah, a lot of smiles at the new exploratorium today not only from the kids but their parents, city leaders and exploratorium staff delighted to open the doors to their one of a kind museum. >> what an amazing journey. [ applause ] >> reporter: a journey that started more than a decade ago with an idea, then a promise in 2006 to build. and now nearly $300 million of renovations later, the new exploratorium is officially open. [ bell ] >> yeah! [ applause ] >> reporter: exploratorium directors mayor lee and lieutenant governor newsom spoke outside the museum's new home along san francisco's waterfront at piers 15 and 17, expressing their gratitude to the board of directors and community. >> thank you for making this a dream, making this dream a reality for children and adults in our city and around the world. >> what world are we living? that's the question we should be asking ourselves every, single day. and in so many ways, that will
exploratorium. . >>> good evening, it's wednesday, april 17th. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> in boston, authorities have visual images of a suspect. as of now, no arrests despite erroneous reports earlier today, reporter tory dunn live now in washington on where this investigation stands tonight. tory? >> reporter: boston area hospitals remain busy tonight. the latest numbers we had, 66 people are still in the hospital. 13 of whom are in critical condition. investigators are also hard at work. the fbi says no arrests have been made yet. >> massachusetts governor, patrick says the investigation into monday's bombing is going to take time. >> they are doing this in a very truth row thoroughly. >> video shows what could be a suspect. investigators recovered a pressure cooker lid added to evidence already collected. much of which has come from those who witnessed the blast. >> countless pictures, all documenting the moment of terrier, and heroism. >> this veteran saw it firsthand. >> it was the worst day of our city, and the best day. >> 8-year-old martin richard, 29-year-old crystal campb
's fiber, ultrafast soofs it is open. the grand opening of the new exploratorium. after 4:30... >> on treasure i'll yanld, caltrans dumtz showed the agency ordered tests on broken bolts five years ago but the tests were never done. the story is coming up. >> and michael finney will answer your questions live here later, you can contact michael on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7. >> and taking a look live now at the san francisco sky way. traffic very heavy in both directions. particularly slow for drivers on the left-hand side creeping towards the bay bridge and folks on the right hand side of the screen making their way south and beyond. abc 7 news >>> a san mateo county marriage be hailed a hero for getting a family out a burning house. the man getting ready for work. he heard his car alarm go off. he went outside ask saw his suv engulfed in flames and the fire spread to the garage. he ran back inside of the house, woke up his family. his wife and all nine kids were able tos escape unharmed. investigators still have not determined what cause that had vehicle to catch f
life at risk to save a boy he did not even know. and a hands-on tour of the new exploratorium set to open this week. we will meet >> welcome back, everyone. it is 9:11 on this sunday, april 14th. tomorrow is tax day. i hope you have pulled out your binders full of receipts and records and have gotten them all together and that you are prepared. we are prepared here. here's a live look from our roof cam hd, showing you some of the beauty of the bay. frances dinglasan will be along shortly with a full accuweather forecast. >>> a split-second decision by a san jose teenager saved a boy from falling more than 300 feet. it happened at the yosemite. >> all of a sudden you hear the mom screaming like bloody murder, oh, my god, save my baby, save my baby! after i hopped the fence i heard my parents screaming no, no, please no. don't do it, no. >> no, please god, no, no. it was so fast and he was just in just like that. >> alex smith and his family had just hiked to the falls it when a 9-year-old boy fell into the merced river. alex jumped over the railing and held on to a rock and snagged
but still windy over the higher elevation exploratorium 75 miles an hour wind gust. redwood city cupertino 52. we had over 50 miles an hour wind gust in oakland san jose 44 miles an hour. big warm-up is going to come. let you know how warm it gets around ear in a few minutes. >> thank you. >> moraga police look for for man who sexually assaulted a student at her apartment on the st. mary's campus this weekend. police looking for white male about 21 years old. 6 foot 1 with medium build. brown hair and blue eyes. the 2 met off campus late friday. she was attacked early saturday between 3 and 7 in the morning. no word on what kind of car he was driving. >> in contra costa county tonight tuberculosis scare means that hundreds of high school students now going to have to be tested for the very contagious lung infection after fellow student tested positive for tb at dear valley high school. lillian kim is there live tonight in antioch with the story for us tonight. lillian? >> dan the testing will take place here on thursday and only offered to fraction of the student population. cocoa h
's still going strong. not as strong as earlier but still windy over the higher elevation exploratorium 75 miles an hour wind gust. redwood city cupertino 52. we had over 50 miles an hour wind gust in oakland san jose 44 miles an hour. big warm-up is going to come. let you know how warm it gets around ear in a few minutes. >> thank you. >> moraga police look for for man who sexually assaulted a student at her apartment on the st. mary's campus this weekend. police looking for white male about 21 years old. 6 foot 1 with medium build. brown hair and blue eyes. the 2 met off campus late friday. she was attacked early saturday between 3 and 7 in the morning. no word on what kind of car he was driving. >> in contra costa county tonight tuberculosis scare means that hundreds of high school students now going to have to be tested for the very contagious lung infection after fellow student tested positive for tb at dear valley high school. lillian kim is there live tonight in antioch with the story for us tonight. lillian? >> dan the testing will take place here on thursday and only offere
francisco, he and -- exploratorium. they exploring now details for the opening of their new home. for more on the big move and what it means to fans of the exploratoreum, we welcome rick rockwell. thank you for coming in. >> good to be here. >> okay, why did you leave the palace? >> we ran out of room, the simple reason. also, we needed a more central location and we wanted to be accessible by public transit. >> you're moving to peers? -- piers, two piers? piers 15 and 17, right? it's campus but the museum part is on piers 15. >> what are the advantages of being there? i would think parking would beitive cut. public transportation would be good. >> public transit is fabulous. >> uh-huh. >> we have outdoor space. we tripled the size overall, indoors and outdoors. we have a whole number of new galleries, most exciting, we can do exhibits outdoors that are about the environment. >> is that one we were looking at there? >> yeah. >> and so here we are looking again from the water. >> that's correct. >> and you have a lot of can'ts there, obviously. you have grown -- a lot of exhibits there, obv
the new exploratorium. a hands-on tour of the new exploratorium set to help to week. and we will meet the man behind all the cool exhibits. >> i'll tell you where hundreds of people will be marching today against u.s. drones when abc7 news returns. >> welcome back. we are starting this half-hour with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist frances dinglasan in nor lisa argen. >> good morning, carolyn. still quiet from live doppler 7hd. clear skies but we will see some breezy conditions this afternoon. so get ready for that once again. we are starting off with cool temperatures also, only in the 40s. then this afternoon there will be more sunshine. the temperatures coming down, especially in the inland valleys where it will be getting into the low 70s, but cool and very breezy, especially along the coast. that's where we will see some of the mid-50s. a chance of rain later on tonight. i'll show you how much you can expect and when it might hit your neighborhood. carolyn. >> thank you, frances. today the golden gate bridge will draw hundreds of more people than it usually does
, exploring the new exploratorium. a hands-on tour of the new exploratorium set to open to week. and we will meet the man behind all the cool exhibits. >> hundreds of people turned out yesterday and today a second protest is planned in san francisco. i'm kira klapper. coming up, i'll tell you what they are fighting and where they will be marching >> welcome back, everyone. we are going to start this half-hour with a quick look at the weather. in for lisa argen this morning is our meteorologist frances dinglasan, who has been telling us it is going to be a windy day today. good morning, frances. >> it is, carolyn. good morning, everyone. i just wanted to start out with this beautiful live view from san francisco looking toward downtown area and the bay. we've got sunrise just five minutes away. temperatures on the cool side right now, in the 40s. but you do need to lookout for the winds, as carolyn mentioned. this afternoon we will see a lot of sunshine. it will be breezy, as well. 10 to 20 miles per hour winds, gusting up to 30 miles per hour winds, possibly 40 in some locations. temper
. >>> the exploratorium opened its new doors this morning. abc 7 is proud to be the tv partner of the exploratorium. the new location is across the embarcadero. here is a live picture from the roof top camera. the exploratorium on the opening day with a fabulous light display on the front of the building. the projection being done on the inaugural night. carolyn tyler inside for the festivities. >> when the doors opened at 10:00 a.m. the first of thousands of visitors poured in. >> what do you think? >> i love it. >> six-year-old will part ridge was allowed to skip school for the opening day. >> he will look back on this for his whole life and see it is a beginning of a particular kind of learning that exposes him to a bigger world. >> and we wanted to find a fun place to go to so this is what we learned. >> reporter: at 330,000 square feet the new exploratorium is three times larger than the old space at the palace of fine arts. enough room to showcase more than 600 exhibits. >> going to have some new stuff? >> yeah. i don't think they used to have like -- >> reporter: in fact, there are are 150 n
've planned for you yes this, when >> we've been telling you exploratorium reopens wednesday in a new building on the water front i'll be the mc that day for the opening ceremony that starts at 9:00. that is followed by the ringing of a new bronze bell. and abc 7 is the official television partner and proud to be so. and we've shown you a lot of the new exhibits planned for inside of the building tonight a look at some of what they're planning outside. exploratorium spent 44 years as palace of fine arts creating a reputation for cutting edge science. that space created out of a giant parking lot on the north side of the building. this is how it looked two years ago. this is how it looks now. almost ready for its new life as an outdoor oasis. for six months the life will be filled with fog. this is a trial run of a fog sculpture. when the work is finished visitors on the bridge will be engulfed by fog. >> it's art you you can look at but experience and be in. it's an immersive experience. >> off the bridge fog puts on a show. when it clears you'll be able to see the creation. there he is in the
. >>reporter: yes exactly exploratorium city hall is closed on the weekend so sheriff's deputy are trying to figure out how this person got inside and spent several minutes l sprawling stuff all over a large har bell panel wall on the second floor. city workers able to remove most of the writing on the marine el wall with detergent. most likely got into san francisco city hall sometime yesterday the. he was arrested inside last night. >> at approximately then p.m. deputy sheriff apprehended individual took him into custody. individual was strans ported to the county jail. >>reporter: 32-year-old shawn o'neal watkins now facing a felony burglary charges as well as misdemeanor trespassing vandalism. the fact that he got through security this weekend is a big concern for board of supervisor president david chu. >> this is a building that has had a history of kheels in the past and want to make sure whoever did this is brought to justice quickly. >>reporter: referencing the tragic november day m 1978 when mayor moscone and supervisor milk assassinated. they were killed by former supe
out to the exploratorium's gala before the public gets its own look. we are the official tv partner. i was honored to attend with my co-anchor kerr cheryl jennings. the guests have a chance to experience the new exploratorium which opens on wednesday. there is a lot more cool stuff happening. this sunday, get a preview when we present more to explore, the making of the new exploratorium. i will host this half-hour special with an inside look at san francisco's newest treasure. opening opening day is april 17th and it's really, really cool. >> ama: let's get a check on weather as we head into saturday. >> dan: sandhya patel is here. >> the weekend is looking fabulous. as we look at live doppler, we have a few clouds passing through. higher clouds and patchy low clouds near the coast line, but other than that, nothing to complain about as i look from high definition roof cam. a gentle breeze out to the bay bridge, temperatures right now, 49 in santa rosa. it is 51 in livermore. 53 degrees in los gatos. here are the highlights, cool tonight, patchy clouds, sunny and mild inland. much like
to celebrate san francisco's newest waterfront gem. they turned out to the exploratorium's gala before the public gets its own look. we are the official tv partner. i was honored to attend with my co-anchor kerr cheryl jennings. the guests have a chance to experience the new exploratorium which opens on wednesday. there is a lot more cool stuff happening. this sunday, get a preview when we present more to explore, the making of the new exploratorium. i will host this half-hour special with an inside look at san francisco's newest treasure. opening opening day is april 17th and it's really, really cool. >> ama: let's get a check on weather as we head into saturday. >> dan: sandhya patel is here. >> the weekend is looking fabulous. as we look at live doppler, we have a few clouds passing through. higher clouds and patchy low clouds near the coast line, but other than that, nothing to complain about as i look from high definition roof cam. a gentle breeze out to the bay bridge, temperatures right now, 49 in santa rosa. it is 51 in livermore. 53 degrees in los gatos. here are the highlight
a new location on the water front. new exploratorium opened after moving from long time location at the palace of fine arts. this museum has been offering fun to generations of visitor autos it's bigger there are new things that is cool. and that is like the last one. >> it's cool. the new exploratorium is across the street on the embark dareo we can show you a live look. you can see there it is. how beautiful new building is. and opening ceremonies, great stuff. >> you're there. >> that is really fantastic. we're proud to be the tv partner. >> i can't wait to see a special on that, too. >> just ahead millions of people offering to help the families who were affect bid tragic bombings at the boston marathon. >> however, conartists are already posing as charities and trying to get your money. people are shameless. >> we expect this and so many have done it quickly. it's stunning this time. dmot give your money to a fake charity. bbb say conartists are posing as charities. one hour after the attack someone opened a fake boston marathon twitter attack. twitter shut at kt down but th
. >> thank you. >> well, still to come you don't have to go inside of the exploratorium to get a view. >> also, how twitter will help you get closer to your favorite celebrity oob a woman had to turn to 7 on your side's michael finney to get >>> twitter is launching a new app helping you find music popular on twitter as well as on the bands you follow. you can down load to your iphone or lap top through apple's app store. >> it could be handy. all right. education news. 63% of adults say the state does not spend enough money on public skpools a majority improve of the plan to increase funds tochool e gllearners and lower incom students.thel found support in giving schools more flexibility in how they spend state money. >> more than 14 thousand new freshman have been received to cal berkeley. a record high number of april politics were received this year. nearly 68,000. cal officials say class of an average gpa of 3.9 and a diverse background. 9,000 from california and women represent about 54% of the admitted students. >> san francisco new exploratorium offering nun yeek views on the
. >> we have the latest in marriage proposals exploratorium physicist may have come up with a stunt that could top the geek scale. used drone to deliver an inengagement ring to his girl friend. he lawrd her into going to alamo square park on the pretense of taking picture pictures. boy, that's pretty clever. >> he looked very happy the didn't he. >> said yes we think. >> had to love the weather throughout as well. >> sandhya is hear with the forecast. >> nice weather for proposal even if it was a drone. look at live doppler 7hd and you will see low clouds along the coast in over parts of the bay already. i do want to show you the almanacs for san francisco. today high pressure 59 degree degrees. normally 64 for this day. so yes we are running cooler than average this team of year. no rain season to date. full moon officially at 12:57 this afternoon so let's check out the full moon from the ofop camera couple hours ago moon rising. gorgeous view hope had you a chance to take a look at it. if you didn't 30's your chance. all right. now a look at the forecast highlights. are
recorded exploratorium airport sfo recorded 60 miles per hour gust now of course those gust those winds diminish significantly right now. winds 20 to 25 maybe up to 30 miles per hour but we do have gale warning in effect over the coastal water until 3:00 o'clock tomorrow morning but all of the wind advisory forth inland area now expired. here's live view from the high definition roof top camera. looking down along embark dare clear sky and breezy condition. temperatures around the bay area in the 50's. 55. 54 and san carlos fwaechlt san jose another live view from the high definition south beach camera near downtown san francisco looking along the bay bridge. also upped clear skies. temperature readings 57 santa rosa. 49 in napa which is pretty chilly spot overnight. 56 at livermore. here's look at our forecast features we do expect winds to continue diminish overnight. sunny warmer tomorrow and warmer still on wednesday but high pressure inland will be in the mid to upper 80's. okay. state radar composite image she's tight pressure gradient or sharp pressure difference between c
. not as strong as earlier but still windy over the higher elevation exploratorium 75 miles an hour wind gust. redwood city cupertino 52. we had over 50 miles an hour wind gust in oakland san jose 44 miles an hour. big warm-up is going to come. let you know how warm it gets around ear in a few minutes. >> thank you. >> moraga police look for for man who sexually assaulted partment on the st. mary's campus this weekend. police looking for white male about 21 years old. 6 foot 1 with medium build. brown hair and blue eyes. the 2 met off campus late friday. attacked early saturday between 3 and 7 in the morning. no word on what kind of car he was driving. >> in contra costa county tonight tuberculosis scare means that hundreds of high school students now going to have to be tested for the very contagious lung infection after fellow student tested positive for tb at dear valley high school. lillian kim is there live tonight in antioch with the story for us tonight. lillian? >> dan the testing will take place here on thursday and only offered to fraction of the student population. cocoa he
exploratorium. we'll give you a sneak peek. >> why some bay area residents are celebrating earth day a bit early this year. >> winds are still gusty at the coast but elsewhere temperatures are dropping and the primary concern will be cooler temperatures and gusty wind. we'll have a >> ama: an update now to a story we brought you earlier this hour. lefty odollars is stepping up to the plate to help the little leaguers in richmond. thieves stole $1,500 worth of equipment from a league storage room. now lefty odool will donate enough money for the teams to buy the equipment they need to get through the season. a great star. >> the more ander toum is re-opening next wednesday in a brand new building on the water frubt abc7 is the official partner for the museum. we dan ashley has an expliewssive first of -- exclusion skiff look at cool things. >> the exploratorium spent its first 44 years at the palace of fine arts, creating a reputation for cutting edge science and art exhibits. the new building offers three times the space and a permanent spot for outside exhibits. that space was created out of a
little leaguers in need. >> we're just days away from the re-opening of the brand new exploratorium. we'll give you a sneak peek. >> why some bay area residents are celebrating earth day a bit early this year. >> winds are still gusty at the coast but elsewhere temperatures are dropping and the primary concern will be cooler temperatures and gusty wind. we'll have a >> ama: an update now to a story we brought you earlier this hour. lefty odollars is stepping up to the plate to help the little leaguers in richmond. thieves stole $1,500 worth of equipment from a league storage room. now lefty odool will donate enough money for the teams to buy the equipment they need to get through the season. a great star. >> the more ander toum is re-opening next wednesday in a brand new building on the water frubt abc7 is the official partner for the museum. we dan ashley has an expliewssive first of -- exclusion skiff look at cool things. >> the exploratorium spent its first 44 years at the palace of fine arts, creating a reputation for cutting edge science and art exhibits. the new building offers th
. >> i know. i'm so excited. the much-anticipated brand-new exploratorium opens a little later this morning. and that is where we'll find kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington live this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes. i'll very excited to go inside too. behind me you can see the new exploratorium. the exterior of the building which also serves as a video projection wall. this is a big day. there's going to be a lot of celebrations ahead. the party started yesterday with this concert. [ music ] >> it was put on by grateful dead drummer mickey hart also a member of the board of directors of the exploratorium. there are 600 exhibits including an animation station where you can make a video an upload to youtube. high-powered telescopes, musical bench that turns electric current into musical notes and the new exhibit called remote rains that lets visitors recreate past rainstorms. it will ignite curiosity in people of all ages. >> our exhibits are not a push a button and it works. you have to actually think about it and figure out how it works and you can do it wr
there you might want to check the brand-new exploratorium. doors open to the public for the first time today. let's go live to kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington with more on the grand opening. >> reporter: good morning. the grand opening for the public happens at 10 a.m. but the celebration starts at 9 a.m. the party got started yesterday. take a look at this. [ singing ] >> reporter: that's grateful dead drummer mickey hart also a member of the exploreatorium board of directors. the surprise concert was to thank workers for the new place. it's three times as large as the old museum, as big as three football fields with 600 exhibits and a restaurant overlooking the bay. planning for the new museum began 10 years ago but fundraising efforts started in 2007. san francisco's exploratorium opened at its original location at the palace of fine arts back in 1969 as a hands-on museum where people could explore science in a different way by actually getting involved using tools and touching the exhibits. its new home will make room for thousands more visitors. >> this is the house to questioning, fo
. >>> san francisco's famous exploratorium is set to reopen next week at its new spags on the city's waterfront. today we got a sneak peek inside. pier 15 was transformed devoted to science. it moved over its be loved exits but also created 150 new ones, like a 330-year-old douglas fir tree. the glass wall building opens to the bay creating more opportunities to study marine life. >> the wire pier is a platform for us to do research working with local researchers and with noaa to really understand what's happening, the dynamics of the bay waters, the surface currents, the tides. >> the exploratorium will officially open to the public next wednesday. >> looks beautiful with the glass walls there. >>> up next, you might not like it, the big changes to the spelling bee. >>> if you can believe it, the scripps national spelling bee just got tougher. competitors will now have to know the definitions of the words they're spelling. organizers say a multiple choice o vocabulary test will be part of the pri limb nair rounds and count for 50% of the score. this year's competition begins may 2
of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they fall down the belt. it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that were already in the airport collection were reinstalled. some of which were historically cited in the terminal. it includes major sculptures by the international artists. as a collection, these art works tell the story of
exploratorium police detained wilson and took him to park station. they towed his car to the impound lot. auto return on peer 70. >> when i was detained that night by the officers they took my key off my key ring and placed them in the vehicle. >>reporter: san francisco police say there was nothing unusual about the tow. including taking the car keys and leaving them in the car. wilson was never charged for the brawl. when he went to the auto return to ping the cary thought they were joking when they told him the car had been stolen. >> essentially treated like a crime lab. they still evidence from the crime lab? pretty much the same thing. >>reporter: somehow someone was able to drive off the lot with wilson's car. >> public auction going on that day and the suspect gained entry to one of the vehicle and drove out of the lot past the security gate. >>reporter: san francisco police called the theft brazen but say it's not their fault. >> i don't know what canada of security measures they have if place for that storage lot. >>reporter: auto return city contract not with the sf pd but fall
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. this year is going to be incredible year. the exploratorium opens next month, the america's cup, the giants are back for another great season and then you have in addition to all of that you have the latest, the bay lights. the incredible innovative [spelling?] spirit that it causes. how can you do that, to put led lights and you get incredible mastery of technology to go with art. these are the things we do to celebrate. i love this city more and more even though we are working our toe nails down to make it better, you turn and see it's really worth it because everyone loves this city and you know we all appreciate it. thank you for working together, thank you for going beyond the boundaries and thank you for reaching out to each other and asking for help and solutions. so that we don't take the person on the sidewalk and say we have a problem and we have a problem. we do something about it. we are working with everybody to make things better. we have partners, they are showing up on market street. 3300 residential units being constructed, and we have venture capitalist. we need more. thi
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security and how he could even get in. >>reporter: yes exactly exploratorium city hall is closed on the weekend so sheriff's deputy are trying to figure out how this person got inside and spent several minutes l sprawling stuff all over a large har bell panel wall on the second floor. city workers able to remove most of the writing on the marine el wall with detergent. most likely got into san francisco city hall sometime yesterday the. he was arrested inside last night. >> at approximately then p.m. deputy sheriff apprehended individual took him into custody. individual was strans ported to the county jail. >>reporter: 32-year-old shawn o'neal watkins now facing a felony burglary charges as well as misdemeanor trespassing vandalism. the fact that he got through security this weekend is a big concern for board of supervisor president david chu. >> this is a building that has had a history of kheels in the past and want to make sure whoever did this is brought to justice quickly. >>reporter: referencing the tragic november day m 1978 when mayor moscone and supervisor milk
. >> also coming up a tour of the new exploratorium. we'll meet the man behind the cool exhibits. >> and when is computer hacking a good thing? we'll show you coming up. >> a first live look at traffic in san francisco jammed up for those folks going for lower deck of the bay bridge. better on the righthand side of the screen southbound towards 101 and peninsula. back wit >>> nation's largest banks will begin sending payments to millions of american who's may have been wrongfully foreclosed on. officials say $3.6 builtin will be distributed to more than four million borrowers. most will receive $300 but more than a thousand people will get checks for $125,000. the banks reached a settlement with the agencies in january. >> new partnership brings expanded wi-fi access to airports around the globe and service that is managed to double membership in less than two years. >> hi, emily. >> good afternoon. at and t teamed up with boingo to improve wi-fi access at airports around the world. subscribers will be able to access at and t's u.s. hot spots for free. jet setter team will remain
. >> what is a fog sculpture? we'll give you a look at the exhibit at the new exploratorium. >> why people were cuddling with man's best friend today. >> and coming up, new at 5:00 tired of the best concert seats being snapped up by promoters? efforts to change that will be music to your ears. >> why would a 78-year-old enroll in a fundamentals of basketball class >>> here is tonight's prime time line up at 8:00. back to back episodes of happy endings. then, join us back here for abc 7 news at 11:00. >> bay area seniors got cuddle time today. older dogs spent time with humans today in the community room. look at that sweet. muttville devoted to finding homes for senior dogs. also giving seniors an opportunity to spend time with the dog autos that is very sweet. >> yes. >> brand new building on water front. >> looks great. abc 7 news is the science museum's official tv partner. we've shown you new exhibits planned. >> and now a look at what they're planning for outside. >> creating a representation for cutting edge science, the new building fofrs a permanent spot. the space created out of a
is live in san francisco and you are right where the exploratorium is opening up for festivities brian? >> reporter: yes, i have two young kids as you know and you can almost bet they will be here. but this is it, the revamped brand-new exploratorium from the embarcadero and a lot of work went into moving this to this very spot to talk a little more about that process and i want to bring in kent phillips, first of all, how excited are you about this project? >> well, for the exploratorium in general, it took many years of planning and it is all coming to ahead so we are all very excited. >> it is three times as large as the old one and talk about the work that went into demolishing the old work and putting in a new one. >>> they had a lot of issues coming out with the renovation of the peers and the structural work they had. the new building is high tech and it is also a lead project so a lot of work went into the planning for net zero building. >> a lot of families are expected to be here in the coming days and what can we expect from the old building? >> just more of the same and as
, the exploratorium is back in action. the iconic museum reopening a few hours ago at a brand-new location moving over to embarcadero in san francisco. >> nbc bay area bob redell joining us live from the new digs with more, the man in the mirror. >> hey, marla and jon. good morning to you. remember at the old exploratorium was 44 years at the palace of fine arts in the marina district. here it is the first day open to the public, brand-new digs, embarcadero. one of the first things you catch is the view. they have tall windows. right here on the windows, back-up here, can you see we're not too far from the bay bridge. a good view of the water, the bay bridge. there's 600 exhibits in here. some you'll remember. there is a lot of oldies in here. i'm trying to remember. lets see, the toilet bowl water fountain. i think a lot of people remember that. that's always kind of hard to dripping out of. they have big parabolic dishes, the old bronze hand. again, these are things you might remember from the old location. there's also 150 exhibits that you've never seen before. over here is a video game. it's team
. >>> the exploratorium reopened in its new home right on the bay. last night people gathered at pier 15 to watch the multimedia performance including a big light show. ♪[ music ] >> i think it's great. i love the location of the new exploratorium right on the water. really wonderful. >> the new exploratorium is three times the size of the old building at the palace of fine arts with 150 new exhibits for visitors to touch, play and invent. don't forget to check out the free outdoor exhibits like the fog bridge which connects the two piers. cool. >> yes, the fog bridge cracks me up because you can look at any of our bridges most of the time and see the same thing shrouded in fog. >>> 4:57. coming up, tackling crime in oakland. why neighbors will soon start seeing more cops on the streets. >> and devastation in texas after a fertilizer plant explodes. why evacuations are still in effect for nearby communities. >> reporter: and breaking news. san francisco's earthquake remembrance ceremony has been moved to union square because of police activity in downtown. i'll have a live interview with the po
on the embarcadero. last night invited guests and vips turned out for the exploratorium's opening night gala. abc7 is the exploratorium's official tv partner. the guests, including abc7 news anchor dan ashley and cheryl jennings had the chance to experience the new exploratorium ahead of wednesday's public opening. can't wait for that. >>> and the excitement continues at the san francisco zoo where a baby tiger continues to reach new milestones. this sumatran cub finally went outside for the very first time. mom is never too far away, grabbing the cub by the scruff of the neck and carrying her to a lower and safer grassy area. the cub already weighs 14 found. more like a small dog than a house could you. the small cub is on limited display at the zoo starting this weekend. see her while you can. >>> next, why president obama is letting someone else deliver the weekly white house address this morning. >>> also, the gun show this weekend at the cow palace. do these events contribute to the trafficking of illegal weapons? and the renown ballet dancer credits the marin county youth program for a caree
for the exploratorium's opening night gala. abc7 is the exploratorium's official tv partner. the guests, including abc7 news anchors dan ashley and cheryl jennings, had the chance to experience the new exploratorium ahead of wednesday's public opening. >> next, you may have just got any hint from dan harris why president obama is letting someone else deliver the weekly white house address this morning. also, the gun show this weekend at the cow palace. how much do these events contribute to the trafficking of illegal weapons? and a renown ballet dancer credits the marin county youth program for a career that's kept him on his toes. why he credits his humble beginnings for his career. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >> welcome back. it's 6:30 on this saturday morning.
attractions reopened in a new building on pier 25, the new exploratorium. how new exhibits there sneak in lessons on science while the  kids are busy having fun. >> reporter: just like the old exploratorium, a ringing of the bell signifies the opening of the new one. the world-famous exploratorium is back and better than before. >> i feel like the kid in a family who has just moved into san francisco and about to be shown his or her bedroom. you kind of get really excited. >> reporter: city and state leaders attended the much- anticipated grand reopening ceremony. they see the museum as not only being a fun place to be, but a stepping stone to advance students in science. >> you don't want to be the best of the best. you want to be the only one that does what you do. and i think of that, -- i think of that in the context of today. >> it's something everyone can do, not just boys. science is the way of the future. we want her to see that if she wants to do science, that's something she can do. >> reporter: the 330-square- foot museum is beyond cool. it has amazing views of the bay an
latest information from texas, beginning at 4:30 a.m. >>> san francisco's new exploratorium held its new grand opening today. building this new facility at pier 15 cost $300 million. >> reporter: just like the old exploratorium, a ringing of the bell signifies the opening for the new one. the world's famous exploratorium is back and better than before. >> i feel like a kid in a family who's just move today san francisco, and about to be shown his or her bedroom. you kind of get really excitedment. >> reporter: the museum officials along with city and state leaders attended the grand reopening ceremony. they along with parents see the museum at not only a fun place to be. >> the amount of gas that's inside, that becomes set. >> reporter: a stepping stone to advance students in science. >> you don't want to be the best of the best. you want to be the only one who does what you do. i think of that quote in the context of today. >> reporter: the building itself has 6,000 solar panels to generate power. more than 600 exhibits both inside and out, some you may have grown up with. on top of the
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